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Policy & Compliance

Policies & Compliance

Title IX

Menlo Park Academy does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity it operates, and is required by Title IX and its regulations not to discriminate in such a manner. This requirement not to discriminate in the education program or activity extends to admission of students and employment.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations to Menlo Park Academy may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, or both.

Title IX Coordinator: Seamus O’Hara, School Director, seamus.ohara@menloparkacademy.com, (440)925-6365

Safe School Policy

The Safe School Policy requires a semi-annual written notice from the school leader to the governing board of verified acts of harassment, intimidation, and bullying in the school or at school-sponsored events. The most recent report was submitted June 2021.

Safer Ohio School Tip Line: 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764)

As part of its commitment to maintaining a safe school for students, Menlo Park Academy is pleased to partner with the Ohio School Safety Center and the Ohio Dept. of Education on the Safer Ohio School Tip Line, a free safety resource available to all Ohio schools. The tip line is an anonymous reporting system that accepts both calls and texts 24 hours a day.

This tip line allows students and adults to anonymously share information with Menlo Park Academy officials and law enforcement about threats to student safety. Every tip can remain anonymous. School safety analysts may ask for additional information, but the caller can remain secret or leave his or her contact information for later follow-up.

Calls or texts to 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) are answered by analysts within Ohio Homeland Security. If action is needed, analysts immediately forward information to Menlo Park Academy officials, law enforcement agencies, and the Ohio School Safety Center (OSSC) for action and follow-up.

Learning Recovery & Extended Learning Plan

The Learning Recovery & Extended Learning Plan outlines how the school will address learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as required by the Ohio Department of Education. At Menlo Park Academy, we recognize that not all related needs have emerged and ongoing assessment throughout Spring 2021 and the 2021-22 School Year will need to take place. The ELP was approved on April 1, 2021.

Continuity of Service Plan

The recently-passed American Rescue Plan (ARP) provides federal resources to support states and local school districts. Recent guidance clarifies that districts submit to the state of Ohio a plan that fulfills the requirement that districts publish local “Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plans” by June 24, 2021. A Continuity of Service Plan outlines the safe return to in-person instruction and continuity of services for the 2021-22 school year.

Menlo Park Academy has relied on current and previous health and safety plans (such as Return to School Plans and Extended Learning Plans) to author a Continuity of Service Plan, which meets the requirements outlined in the recent guidance. The MPA Continuity of Service Plan was approved by the Board of Directors on June 17, 2021.